plural noun
Ptero·clid·i·dae | \ˌterəˈklidəˌdē\

Definition of Pteroclididae 

: a family of birds (suborder Pterocletes) consisting of the sandgrouses

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History and Etymology for Pteroclididae

New Latin, from Pteroclid-, Pterocles, type genus (from pter- + Greek kleid-, kleis key) + -idae

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